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"Proud To Play For The Gambia" - OJ Koroma

Sep 4, 2008, 6:17 AM | Article By: By Ebou Manneh

The young Gambian teenager Omar Koroma, has expressed his happiness and readiness to play at senior national level after receiving a call to come and play for his homeland in the 2010 World and African cup of nations qualifiers.

OJ Koroma, who has just registered his name in the history of the English league after been the first Gambian to be signed by an English Premiership club, Portsmouth and loaned to the English championship team Norwich City. He is expected to make his first appearance for The Gambia on Saturday.

The young lad could not hide his readiness to play for his country while speaking to Pointsports after being called to play by the senior national Team Coach Paul Put.

He said, "I feel proud to play for The Gambia and I think that's what every body is looking for, to be part of your national team." He said that he was very happy to sign for Portsmouth and will be looking to be in the Premiership. "I want to play in the Premiership and as the coach said I am young and need to adopt the system of the Premiership so I am working very hard to be part of the team next season." According to OJ, "I have been trying to play in the Premiership for Southampton for two years it did not work but I have been trying and working very hard and it finally come through." He then thanked all his fans and everybody in The Gambia for their support.

Meanwhile Cherno Samba, Tijan Jaiteh, Ngogu Demba, have finally joined the team in camp and all players will be training to impress Coach Paul Put.

Pointsports has been reliably informed that four  foreign players   Pa Saikou Kujabi, Abdou Jammeh alias T-boy, Aziz Corr Nyang  and Lamin Conateh arrived  yesterday and took part in the training session last evening at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.